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Hannibal Buress, Natasha Leggero, Martha Stewart, and More Join the 'Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber'

The Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber airs at the end of the month, and Comedy Central announced the full lineup of roasters today. It's a mix of regulars, newbies, and the completely absurd: Kevin Hart will serve as roastmaster joined by Jeffrey Ross, Natasha Leggero, Snoop Dogg, Ludacris, Shaquille O'Neal, Hannibal Buress, Chris D'Elia, and the one and only Martha Stewart. The roast airs on Monday, March 30th at 10:00pm, so get ready for some trademark Martha Stewart burns.

Why You Should Be Watching the Wonderfully Bizarre 'Danger 5'

Danger 5, a 2012 Australian action-comedy that finally made its way to the States last month on Netflix, is not only a weird new comedy you should check out, but it's one of the best post-modern sendups of WWII comic books, Sean Connery-era James Bond spy flicks, badly dubbed Japanese monster movies, shoddy Saturday morning puppet shows, '60s swinger cocktail parties, and above all, lurid pulp magazine covers with naked damsels in distress menaced by Nazis and giant mythical creatures. It's a futile endeavor to contextualize Danger 5 with similar films and television shows — there are shades of Team America, Archer, Thunderbirds, The Spoils of Babylon, Austin Powers, and [...]

Watch Conan O'Brien's Visit to Cuba

Conan's very special episode in Cuba aired last night, making it the first time a US late night host filmed in the country since 1959. Check out O'Brien's opening segment above, then watch the rest of the special below, in which Conan takes Spanish lessons, visits a cigar factory, learns the Cuban rumba, discovers the joy of rum in a box, and plenty more:

Vanessa Bayer Barely Survives a Post Office Visit on 'Portlandia'

Here's a sneak peek of tomorrow night's Portlandia featuring SNL's Vanessa Bayer, whose trip to the post office transforms from a casual package pickup to a horrific descent into the dark, secret place where packages are held hostage. Catch the rest of the episode on IFC tomorrow night at 10:00pm.

Kate McKinnon and Chris Hemsworth Attempt the 'Dirty Dancing' Lift in These 'SNL' Promos

Chris Hemsworth makes his SNL hosting debut this weekend, and NBC released the first round of promos featuring Hemsworth and Kate McKinnon, who thinks Hemsworth is the perfect host to attempt the Dirty Dancing lift with…but it probably would've turned out better if Hemsworth had seen the movie first.

Samantha Bee Is Leaving 'The Daily Show' to Star in Her Own TBS Series

The Daily Show's beloved correspondent couple are now both set to star in their own TBS shows. Not long after Bee's husband Jason Jones announced he was leaving The Daily Show to star in a new TBS family sitcom, today TBS revealed that Bee will also be leaving the show to star in her own weekly satirical series that sounds very similar to her longtime Comedy Central gig. According to a press release, Bee's show is still in early stages of development but "is being planned as a platform for Bee to apply her smart and satirical point of view to current and relevant issues." Both Jones [...]

Jordan Klepper Investigates Florida's New Ban on Doctors Discussing Guns with Patients

Florida recently passed legislation that prohibits doctors from discussing gun safety with patients, so The Daily Show's Jordan Klepper headed down to the Sunshine State to investigate. To better understand the ban, Klepper interviews a paranoid second amendment attorney who supports the ban and fears a "Holocaust 2" should doctors know which of their patients own guns, then he consults with a "buzzkill" pediatrician who explains why the law is obviously a terrible idea.

Josh Reads Some Girlfriend Rejection Letters on 'Man Seeking Woman'

The recently renewed Man Seeking Woman returns to FXX night, and this time Josh (Jay Baruchel) has a pile of rejection letters to open from all the girls around the country he "applied" to recently. Watch the rest of the episode on FXX tonight at 10:30pm.

James Corden Reveals Some Details on the Format of 'Late Late Show'

Ahead of James Corden's Late Late Show debut on March 23rd, Variety sat down with the British actor for an interview about his hopes for the show and what format it will take later this month. Corden is, understandably, super nervous about the gig: "I don't know if I'm making a huge mistake," he told Variety. "But I'd rather regret doing something than not doing something. I think we have a real shot at enjoying ourselves for a bit, which is ultimately all you ever really want, isn't it?"

As for the format of the show, Corden and Late Late Show executive producer Rob Crabbe revealed that [...]

H. Jon Benjamin Shows Off His British Accent on 'Conan'

Here's a clip from H. Jon Benjamin's visit to last night's Conan, where he looks back on the day he landed the role of Sterling Archer and panicked because he thought he'd have to do a British accent. Watch more from the interview below:

Jenny Slate and Gillian Robespierre Are Developing a Pilot for FX

Jenny Slate had a fantastic 2014 thanks to her starring film debut in Obvious Child, and it looks like she finally might get her own TV show. According to Deadline, Slate's regular role on FX's Married has been downgraded to recurring status due to a pilot she's currently developing for the network with Obvious Child writers Elisabeth Holm and Gillian Robespierre, who also directed the film. No details on the pilot have been revealed yet, but with memorable roles on Kroll Show, Parks and Recreation, and Bob's Burgers now under her belt, it's about time Slate got a show of her very own.

Adam Sandler and Bob Barker Reunite on Comedy Central's 'Night of Too Many Stars'

Comedy Central's Night of Too Many Stars airs this weekend, and the network released a sneak peek today featuring Adam Sandler and Bob Barker reuniting in another glorious Happy Gilmore brawl. Catch the rest of the special on Comedy Central Sunday night at 8:00pm.

Here's the Writing Staff of 'The Late Late Show with James Corden'

The Late Late Show with James Corden makes its CBS debut on Monday, March 23rd, and Corden and his staff are hard at work prepping the show for its big premiere. Tosh.0 co-creator Mike Gibbons will serve as co-executive producer as well as head writer, and the writing staff currently includes Sean O'Connor (Lucas Bros. Moving Co), former Chelsea Lately writers Ian Karmel and James Davis, Lauren Greenberg (Love You, Mean It with Whitney Cummings), Nedaa Sweiss, Ben Hoffman, David Dineen-Porter, and former Daily Show writer DJ Javerbaum, who's also the mastermind behind @TheTweetOfGod. Read more on the [...]

Derrick Beckles and the Art of Weirdness

Derrick Beckles has made his career out of pursuing the subversive and strange. Growing up in Canada, Beckles was inspired by the absurdity of infomercials and paid programming, eventually creating TV Carnage, a compilation of bad clips from public access shows and infomercials. In addition to creating these compilations, Beckles has directed several music videos, helped shape the humor in VICE, and is currently working on a sitcom called The Hopes in which Courtney Love plays his wife. I spoke with Beckles about his eclectic jobs, being accessible to mainstream audiences, and his current stint as host of Hot Package. The second season of the show airs every Friday at 12:30 a.m. [...]